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for governor romney, he goes into the debate with republican pollsters saying that the right track, wrong track numbers have changed dramatically in some of those swing states. a majority still think that the country is on the wrong track but it's a much smaller majority. >> interestingly, governor, you've been thinking about questions, domestic policy, infrastructure, something you have worked a lot on. what would you ask? >> i would ask how are we going to fix our infrastructure, which is in literally falling apart. and invest in it. at the same time we have to worry about the debt. and i think it's a key question. and simpson-bowles said it right. we have to continue to invest in america as we're getting rid of the deficit. >> so little appetite to do that. >> but we have to create that appetite. that has to come from leadership. >> chuck, talk about the president's style. we went back and got a clip from 2008 in one of the debates with senator mccain. what was notable was president obama perhaps like he'll be this time basically playing it safe, trying to sit on a lead. watch this. >> you c
like charles and the other folks who are laying out critical columns right now. but the fact of the matter is, in the end this is about governor romney over the next four or five weeks laying that vision out for folks. you know, folks like us obsess about this stuff, david. but the general public that i speak to in new jersey and elsewhere are just beginning to really tune in to this race. so they're going to start tuning in on wednesday night. and when they do, governor romney will lay out his vision for a better and greater america, for greater opportunity, for all of our citizens, and i think that's when you're going to see this race really start to tighten and then move in governor romney's direction. >> up until now, governor, he has failed to enumerate any of the deductions that he would eliminate to make the math work on his deficit plan and his tax plan. are we going to get those details in the course of the debate? >> well, you know, david, i wish you guys were just as tough on the president. the president says he's going to create a million new manufacturing jobs. h
're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something that's just completely wrong. >> reporter: mitt romney has campaign events this week in florida, but around those events he'll be joined by senator rob portman, the one that plays president obama in the debate camp practice sessions. mitt romney is getting ready for the next session, next debate, hoping his mum carries over next week. >> john harwood is cnbc's chief washington correspondent. thanks for being here. i don't know if it's possible to strip politics away from these new unemployment numbers, but if you can, explain, does the president get credit for these numbers coming down, and how real are they? >> well, the president gets credit or blame for whatever the economic conditions are on his watch. these are numbers that are better than they've been, but they're still not good numbers. 7.8% is a high unemployment rate. we've got an economy that's not growing very fast. but it's certainly good news for the president to be able to say that 7.8%, the rate when i took office, we're back down
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